I think, when directors think about creating a movie, they have some key selling point in their mind, and sadly that is the not the story or screenplay in case of most of the Tamil movie directors. Some of the key selling points Shankar might have had in his mind could be Vikram's weight gain (not like the junk Nutrigain advertisement, but real body building), Vikram's weight loss, 2 hours of Amy Jakson's cleavage and 2 minutes of Amy Jackson's bikini shoot, Weta Workshop's make up (to be greatly advertised), beautiful locations in China, roof top cycle fight (for no apparent reasons), and showing some disturbing deformed people (who would live a painful horrible life).
But, I don't know how 'a transgender molesting and constantly trying to do Vikram for at least 15 minutes' came to Shankar's mind. I don't hate or reserve any opinions about transgenders. I understand, that they are also humans and have feelings. But certainly I would want to see one kissing, feeling, pressing the hero's chest against his will for sooo looonnng. A couple of minute for comedic sense would be tolerable, but this movie went too fu*king far. Of course, I mean no disrespect or hatred for transgenders, just that I am not comfortable seeing such scenes and I am sure many others were too. I could hear people shouting that those scenes be over soon in theatre.
About the fight sequences: There are a lot of fight sequences. The roof top cycle fight was absurd. No damn reason for that fight to be on roof top and the BGM for the fight was so cheap, like a Grade 3 childish classical music. The fight, the situation was so ridiculous that ARR conformed with that silliness with the BGM. Instead of full fledged copy, only a few sequence from Matrix 2 fight was copied (yes, from the 12 years old movie).
And in another fight sequence "Ip man" movie was copied. The hero was getting beaten by over weight thugs using iron rods on his face. Honestly (I swear on
The Werewolf/Gorilla/Goat makeup song had horrible visuals. Such a good song spoiled by the unnecessary makeup. Vikran could have come in his deformed form in this song too. Would have made sense. Overall, the movie was unnecessarily obscene, lenghty, without any soul. Vikram has acted very well, had worked hard. Amy Jackson has acted well (hundred times better than Hansika).